Fun Things To Do This Father’s Day Weekend

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAFather’s Day is this Sunday. Still looking for ways to celebrate and thank the special men in your life? Ditch the socks and make lasting memories! has curated a variety of local dad-friendly outings in the region to help you make this weekend one to remember.

Venure Out with Your Pops:
2014 Cajun and Blues Festival

Delta Boat Storage (Isleton); Sat & Sun 10am-7pm
Head down to Isleton and hear Cajun, blues, zydeco, twang and rock n’ roll music. You can also chow down on delicious Bayou cuisine and see classic cars down in the Delta.

Superheroes 5K
Capitol Mall Greens; Sun 8:05am
You’ve always knew your pop had superpowers. Let him show them off this Sunday at this caped crusader-themed race through downtown Sacramento.

Sacramento River Cats vs. Iowa Cubs
Raley Field; Sun 1:05pm
Have a Sunday Funday at the ballpark! Before the game, get a player’s autograph and checkout Dreams and Drivers sweet rides. After the game, kids (and their dads) can run the bases.

Take a Ride with Dad:
Father’s Day Weekend Diesel Days
CA State Railroad Museum; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

View rarely seen Southern Pacific road switchers and hop on diesel locomotives all weekend long for this special Diesel Day.

Classic Car Rides
California Auto Museum; Sun 11am-3pm
Daddios can enjoy free admission to the museum, take a ride in classics and inspect what’s under the hood of exhibit cars this special Sunday.

Hornblower’s Father’s Day River Cruise
L Street Dock; Sun Noon, 1:30pm, 3pm & 4:30pm
Get on board the Capitol Hornblower and spend some quality time on the Sacramento River with a dad this Father’s Day.

Feast with a Father:
BBQ & Brews Summer Series Kick-Off
Mama Kim Eats; Fri 5pm-10pm
Celebrate Father’s Day early! Chef Brad and crew will be throwing down the love with BBQ oysters, wild salmon tacos, baby back ribs, smoked brisket, finger lickin’ chicken, and much more goodness for dads to chew on!

Father’s Day Brunch
Hyatt Regency Sacramento; Sun 11am-2pm
Fathers can feast on breakfast selections, a seafood display, artisan salumi and cheeses and more in downtown.

For even more ways to celebrate dad, visit the’s Holiday Events page.

*This blog post was written by’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.


Make Memories This Mother’s Day Weekend

Mother's Day Flowers

Give her something more than flowers. Treat a mom to a fun day out with a little help from Photo by Flickr user Ralph Daily.

Motherhood is a tough job. Why not give the mothers in your life — and maybe even yourself — a much needed rest with a fun day on the town? has curated a variety of local mom-themed outings to help you celebrate and thank the wonder women in your life:

Something a Little Bit Artsy:
Paint and Sip: Mother’s Day
Patris Studio and Gallery; Sun 2pm
Tap into your inner Van Gogh at this special Mother’s Day paint and sip event with’s May Featured Artist in historic Oak Park.

Listen to Your Mother
Guild Theater; Sat 2pm & 6pm
Now with two shows, this diverse cast of Sacramento writers will share their own hysterical and heartfelt stories of motherhood.

For the Sporty Mom:
Run Like a Mother
Central Park – Davis; Sun 8am
Mommas will race through Davis’ famous greenbelt during this stroller-friendly 5K. At the finish line, mothers will be rewarded with bling, flowers and a goodie bag.

Sacramento River Cats vs. the Salt Lake Bees Mother’s Day Game
Raley Field; Sun 1:05 pm
Take her to a ballgame! Purchase a Mother’s Day brunch package for tasty pregame grub and a Senate row seating — one lucky mom will be chosen to throw the first pitch!

Treat Her to Eats:
Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
Delta King; Sun 9am-2pm
Make a toast to mom along the Sacramento River’s edge with The Pilothouse’s hearty brunch buffet.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Fire Rock Grill
Fire Rock Grill; Sun 10am-2pm
Rib and smoked ham, Belgian waffles, omelets and fresh fruits await families at this brunch honoring local moms.

Shop ’til She Drops:
A Bouquet of Mom’s
Oz Korean BBQ; Thurs 7pm-9pm
Mothers can take the night off and get pampered with friends! Dinner, massages, nail care and raffles on the schedule at this girls’ night out.

Mother Hens in the Vineyard
McConnell Estates Winery; Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm
Find beautiful handmade treasures at this Hen House of Wilton craft fair. Moms can shop, sip on glasses of wine and hear soothing acoustic tunes.

For even more ways to celebrate mom, visit the’s Holiday Events page.

This blog post was written by’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.

Egg-citing Adventures Await This Easter Weekend

Spring Eggstravaganza_ Photo by Greg Flagg

Find hidden treasures at one of the area’s many egg hunts. Fairytale Town Spring Eggstravaganza photo by Greg Flagg.

Celebrate the holiday of bunnies, eggs, springtime and rebirth this week in Sacramento. On the prowl for a lively egg hunt for the kiddos? Searching for a good meal? Looking for something more conventional? See below for just a smidgen of this weekend’s local Easter festivities.

Hunt for Spring Fun:
27th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
Clunie Community Center; Sat 7am-11:30am
The East Sacramento Midtown Kiwanis Club will serve a breakfast with all the fixings followed by a festive carnival and hunt.

Spring Eggstravaganza
Fairytale Town; Sat & Sun 11am-3pm

This fun-filled family weekend features egg hunts, prizes, spring-themed hands-on activities, and cameos by Peter Cottontail.

Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast
Haggin Oaks Golf Complex; Sun 9:30am
After a hearty breakfast, children can search for candy-filled eggs around the golf course. A few special prize eggs include golf clubs and stuffed animals.

Get Your Grub On:
Easter Brunch at the Hyatt
Hyatt Regency Sacramento; Sun 9:30am-3pm

Power up with this scrumptious holiday brunch that features a fresh seafood bar, carving station, a charcuterie bar, and a fantastic assortments of desserts.

Easter Brunch on the Delta King
Delta King; Sun 10am-2pm
Spend your Easter on the Sacramento River while enjoying a glass of champagne and the Pilothouse’s impressive breakfast buffet menu.

Honor the Traditional:
Easter Bonnet Promenade & Spring Ball
Old Sacramento; Sat 10:45am
Celebrate Easter in high-style by watching Living History docents take a leisurely stroll in their finery along Old Sac’s historic boardwalks. Afterwards, learn some 19th century dance moves at the Stanford Gallery’s Spring Ball.

Hop, Leap, Jump
Effie Yeaw Center; Sun 1:30pm-3pm

Hop on over for a “hare” raising good time. Learn if rabbits actually lay eggs and take a hike to discover a rabbit’s habitat.

For What Propose
The Rock Church; Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm & 7pm
With a cast of more than 200 people utilizing a larger-than-life stage, this play presents a dramatic re-enactment of death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

Even more local Easter-themed outings can be found on’s Holiday Events page.

This blog post was written by’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.